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Since 1968, the Literature program has published our renowned semi-annual literary magazine, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, the leading English language forum for literature from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. We supported the first English translation of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, opening a path for critically acclaimed writers from Latin America, such as Manuel Puig, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Mario Vargas Llosa, to reach U.S. audiences with their groundbreaking work. Each season, the Literature program also organizes a series of public programs highlighting writers and literature from the hemisphere.

Since 1968, the Literature program has published our renowned semi-annual literary magazine, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, the leading English language forum for literature from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. We supported the first English translation of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, opening a path for critically acclaimed writers from Latin America, such as Manuel Puig, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Mario Vargas Llosa, to reach U.S. audiences with their groundbreaking work. Each season, the Literature program  organizes a series of public programs highlighting writers and literature from the hemisphere.

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A Literary Tribute to Alastair Reid (1926-2014)

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:00pm | New York

Friends and colleagues of the late Scottish poet, essayist, and translator will honor the man and discuss his formidable contribution to world culture. ... Read More

The Americas Poetry Festival: Seven Latin American Poets

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:00pm | New York

The multilingual poetry festival will feature poets from Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, and more. ... Read More

Launch of AITENSO Theater Conference

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 7:00pm | New York

Dr. Ysla Campbell, from Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, will deliver the keynote address in this launch. ... Read More

Ilan Stavans's Quixote: The Novel and the World

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 7:00pm | New York

Stavans's novel celebrates the universality of Cervantes’s masterpiece on the 400th anniversary-year of Don Quixote. ... Read More

An Evening with Richard Blanco

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 7:00pm | New York

The Cuban-American poet will discuss his critically acclaimed memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos. ... Read More

Daniel Alárcon's City of Clowns

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:00pm | New York

Mexican author Valeria Luiselli will interview acclaimed Peruvian-American novelist Daniel Alarcón about his new graphic novel. ... Read More

Reimagining the Caribbean Legacy: Robert Antoni, Lorna Goodison, Caryl Phillips

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 7:00pm | New York

The renowned Caribbean authors will reflect on historical forebears, as well as currents and anticipated directions in Caribbean fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. ... Read More

Review 91: A Year in Review, Fall 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 7:00pm | New York

This issue of Americas Society's flagship journal showcases modern and contemporary literature and arts from the Caribbean and Latin America. ... Read More

La Belle Créole, The Cuban Countess Who Captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:00am | New York

Alina García-Lapuerta will lecture on María de las Mercedes Santa Cruz, the subject of her biography La Belle Créole. ... Read More

Review 88Current Issue: Review 90 (Spring 2015; Latin America and the Technological Imaginary in the Digital Age), guest edited by cultural critics Mark Dery and Naief Yehya, addresses technology’s impact on creative expression, particularly in an age where collective society is experiencing unprecedented, often violent, change, where new paradigms are emerging, and culture and technology intersect in new and previously unimagined combinations. In their respective texts, the issue’s guest editors and contributors explore the topic of the border as well as innovations in pop music, contemporary bio-art, burgeoning forms of digital writing, gender boundaries and representations, science fiction, and the often fine line between human and artificial life—all in relation to cyberculture as manifested in both the United States and Latin America. Review 90 compiles introductions by Dery and Yehya; academic essays by scholars Alvaro Bisama Mayné, Christopher Brown, Claudia Costa Pederson, and Pepe Rojo; fiction and creative essays by Bruno Bartra, Alberto Chimal, Liliana Colanzi, Rodrigo Fresán, Belén Gache, Fran Ilich, Teresa López-Pellisa, William Nericcio, Mauricio Montiel Figueiras, Edmundo Paz Soldán, Diego Trelles Paz, and Rafael Toriz; and additional arts pieces by Eden Medina and Wayne Marshall. The issue also includes features on literary icons Adolfo Bioy Casares and Nicanor Parra; a conversation with Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez; and book reviews of new titles in translation by Daniel Alarcón, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mylene Fernández Pintado, Eduardo Galeano, Valeria Luiselli, Andrés Neuman, Leonardo Padura, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, and others.

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About Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas

Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas serves as a forum for contemporary Latin American, Caribbean, and Canadian literature and arts. The magazine, published by the Americas Society in association with Taylor and Francis Ltd., has a total estimated readership (print and online) of 10,000.

Review first brought the work of Latin American writers Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa to critical attention in the United States. Special issues have explored the oeuvres of literary icons Jorge Luis Borges, Machado de Assis, Pablo Neruda, and Octavio Paz, as well as themes including women's writing, borders, urban voices, and performing arts.

The magazine has featured the work of major translators such as Edith Grossman, Helen Lane, Suzanne Jill Levine, Alfred MacAdam (the journal's editor for many years), Alastair Reid, and Margaret Sayers Peden. Current advisory board members for the magazine include Gregory Rabassa, translator of García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude; Cuban American writer Gustavo Pérez Firmat; and Brazilian novelist Nélida Piñon.

Review received the 1993 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Editorial Achievement from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, an American Magazine Award and numerous first-prize design awards from the Association of American Museums, most recently in 2003, for issues 65 and 66.

Submissions are generally by invitation from the editors. All submitted research articles are peer-reviewed. For further information, writers and scholars should send an inquiry letter to the editor, Daniel Shapiro, at dshapiro@as-coa.org.

Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas is a forum for contemporary Latin American, Caribbean, and Canadian literature and arts. Published by the Americas Society in association with Taylor and Francis Ltd., the journal has a total readership of 10,000. Subscribe to Review.

Review 82: Cuba Inside and Out

Friday, May 13, 2011

Review 82 “Cuba Inside and Out,” guest-edited by José Manuel Prietoand Anke Birkenmaier, compiles a creative section of texts by Cuban writers representing various generations, aesthetics, countries of residence, and positions vis-à-vis mainstream culture; and an academic section of articles by leading Cuban and U.S. scholars on a breadth of topics including a study of iconic Cuban writers and new media in Cuban literature today. ... Read More

Review 81 - Bob Marley and His Legacy

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Review 81 - Bob Marley and His Legacy, guest-edited by Lorna Goodison (From Harvey River) and Christopher Winks (Queens Colleges, CUNY), is comprised of a creative section featuring texts by associates of Bob Marley as well as writers who have written on and/or been influenced by him, including Jacqueline Bishop, Chris Blackwell, Kwame Dawes, Christopher John Farley, Herbie Miller, Shara McCallum, and Klive Walker. ... Read More

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